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(A) It shall be unlawful for any person to engage in, conduct, or carry on, or to permit to be engaged in, conducted, or carried on, in, or upon any premises in the city, the operation of an adult use business without first having obtained a separate license for the adult use business from the Mayor.
(B) Every applicant for a license to maintain, operate, or conduct an adult use business shall file an application in duplicate under oath with the Mayor upon a form provided by the City Clerk and pay a nonrefundable filing fee of $2,500 to the City Clerk, who shall issue a receipt which shall be attached to the application filed with the Mayor.
(C) The Mayor shall within five days refer the copies of the application to the Director of Public Safety and the Direct of Public Development. These Directors shall within 30 days inspect the premises proposed to be operated as an adult use business and conduct a background investigation of the applicant. The Directors shall make written recommendations to the Mayor concerning the premises' and the applicant's compliance with the matters coming within their jurisdiction.
(D) Within ten days of receiving the recommendation of the aforesaid Directors, the Mayor shall notify the applicant that his application is granted, denied, or held for further investigation. Additional investigation shall not exceed an additional 30 days unless otherwise agreed to by the applicant. Upon the conclusion of additional investigation, the Mayor shall advise the applicant in writing whether the application is granted or denied.
(E) Whenever an application is denied or held for further investigation, the Mayor shall advise the applicant in writing of the reasons for this action.
(F) Failure or refusal of the applicant to give any information relevant to the investigation of the application, or his refusal or failure to appear at any reasonable time and place for examination under oath regarding the application, or his refusal to submit to or cooperate with any inspection or investigation required by this chapter shall constitute an admission by the applicant that he is ineligible for the license and shall be grounds for denial thereof by the Mayor.
(Ord. 7065, passed 6-28-84; Am. Ord. 8473, passed 3-7-06) Penalty, see § 127.99